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21A1. American IPA

214 calories 21 carbs
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: American IPA
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7.5 gallons
Post Boil Size: 6 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.048 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 75% (brew house)
Source: WAWooldridge
Calories: 214 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 21 g (Per 12oz)
Created Wednesday August 30th 2017
1.065
1.014
6.76%
68.67
7.01
5.4
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
12.50 lb American - Pale 2-Row12.5 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 80.1%
0.50 lb American - Munich - 60L0.5 lb Munich - 60L 33 60 3.2%
2.60 lb Rice Hulls2.6 lb Rice Hulls 0 0 16.7%
15.6 lb Total      
 
Hops
Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.75 oz Magnum0.75 oz Magnum Hops Pellet 15 Boil 60 min 39.61 20%
0.50 oz Delta0.5 oz Delta Hops Pellet 6 Boil 10 min 3.83 13.3%
0.50 oz Delta0.5 oz Delta Hops Pellet 46 Boil 5 min 16.15 13.3%
1 oz Delta1 oz Delta Hops Pellet 6 Boil 1 min 0.91 26.7%
1 oz Delta1 oz Delta Hops Pellet 6 Whirlpool 1 min 8.17 26.7%
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
4.88 gal Single Infusion Infusion 148 °F 90 min
4.58 gal Batch Sparge Sparge 170 °F 5 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.5 qt/lb
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Type Use Time
1 tsp Irish Moss Fining Boil 15 min.
1.32 g Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
8 g Gypsum Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
0.61 g Magnesium Chloride Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
32.58 ml Phosphoric acid Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
7.39 ml Phosphoric acid Water Agt Sparge 1 hr.
 
Yeast
White Labs - California Ale Yeast WLP001
Amount:
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
76.5%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Temp:
68 - 73 °F
Starter:
Yes
Fermentation Temp:
70 °F
Pitch Rate:
1.25 (M cells / ml / ° P) 414 B cells required
Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
CO2 Level: 2.5 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Light colored and hoppy
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
75 5 10 50 150 0
Rice Hulls:
Add 1lb for every 5lbs malt to help with heat distribution.

Condition at least 4 weeks.
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes

Overall Impression:
A decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American pale ale, showcasing modern American or New World hop varieties. The balance is hop-forward, with a clean fermentation profile, dryish finish, and clean, supporting malt allowing a creative range of hop character to shine through.

Aroma:
A prominent or intense hop aroma featuring one or more characteristics of American or New World hops, such as citrus, floral, pine, resinous, spicy, tropical fruit, stone fruit, berry, melon, etc. Many versions are dry hopped and can have an additional fresh hop aroma; this is desirable but not required. Grassiness should be minimal, if present. A low to medium-low clean, grainy-malty aroma may be found in the background. Fruitiness from yeast may also be detected in some versions, although a neutral fermentation character is also acceptable. A restrained alcohol note may be present, but this character should be minimal at best. Any American or New World hop character is acceptable; new hop varieties continue to be released and should not constrain this style.

Appearance:
Color ranges from medium gold to light reddish-amber. Should be clear, although unfiltered dry-hopped versions may be a bit hazy. Medium-sized, white to off-white head with good persistence.

Flavor:
Hop flavor is medium to very high, and should reflect an American or New World hop character, such as citrus, floral, pine, resinous, spicy, tropical fruit, stone fruit, berry, melon, etc. Medium-high to very high hop bitterness. Malt flavor should be low to medium-low, and is generally clean and grainy-malty although some light caramel or toasty flavors are acceptable. Low yeast-derived fruitiness is acceptable but not required. Dry to medium-dry finish; residual sweetness should be low to none. The bitterness and hop flavor may linger into the aftertaste but should not be harsh. A very light, clean alcohol flavor may be noted in stronger versions. May be slightly sulfury, but most examples do not exhibit this character.

Mouthfeel:
Medium-light to medium body, with a smooth texture. Medium to medium-high carbonation. No harsh hop-derived astringency. Very light, smooth alcohol warming not a fault if it does not intrude into overall balance.

Comments:
A modern American craft beer interpretation of the historical English style, brewed using American ingredients and attitude. The basis for many modern variations, including the stronger Double IPA as well as IPAs with various other ingredients. Those other IPAs should generally be entered in the Specialty IPA style. Oak is inappropriate in this style; if noticeably oaked, enter in wood-aged category.

History:
The first modern American craft beer example is generally believed to be Anchor Liberty Ale, first brewed in 1975 and using whole Cascade hops; the style has pushed beyond that original beer, which now tastes more like an American Pale Ale in comparison. American-made IPAs from earlier eras were not unknown (particularly the well-regarded Ballantine’s IPA, an oak-aged beer using an old English recipe). This style is based on the modern craft beer examples.

Characteristic Ingredients:
Pale ale or 2-row brewer’s malt as the base, American or New World hops, American or English yeast with a clean or slightly fruity profile. Generally all-malt, but mashed at lower temperatures for high attenuation. Sugar additions to aid attenuation are acceptable. Restrained use of crystal malts, if any, as high amounts can lead to a sweet finish and clash with the hop character.

Style Comparison:
Stronger and more highly hopped than an American Pale Ale. Compared to an English IPA, has less of the “English” character from malt, hops, and yeast (less caramel, bread, and toast; more American/New World hops than English; less yeast-derived esters), less body, and often has a more hoppy balance and is slightly stronger than most examples. Less alcohol than a Double IPA, but with a similar balance.

Vital Statistics:
OG: 1.056 – 1.070
FG: 1.008 – 1.014
IBUs: 40 – 70
SRM: 6 – 14
ABV: 5.5 – 7.5%

Commercial Examples:
Alpine Duet, Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale, Fat Heads Head Hunter IPA, Firestone Walker Union Jack, Lagunitas IPA, Russian River Blind Pig IPA, Stone IPA

Tags:
high-strength, pale-color, top-fermented, north-America, craft-style, ipa-family, bitter, hoppy

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